Parcel Delivery Specialist Backs New International Selling Options From eBay
Released on: July 19, 2011, 9:18 am
The UK's leading online parcel delivery company has given its
backing to a new feature available to individuals and businesses that
trade through the online marketplace eBay.
From late August, eBay sellers that specify international delivery costs to the US, Australia or Canada in their listings may be chosen to
appear in the standard listings on eBay sites in those countries. Parcel delivery
specialist Parcel2Go believes this could be the perfect way to encourage more users
to dip their toe in the international marketplace.
While an appearance in foreign listings is not guaranteed, those items that do make
it will have the potential to reach many millions more customers abroad. Parcel2Go,
which helps a large number of individuals and businesses to ship their goods to
winning eBay auction bidders, believes the move could prove to be a major boon for
companies in the UK that have come to rely on the retail site as a revenue source.
Richard Mercer, Marketing Director at Parcel2Go, said: "The announcement made in
the latest seller newsletter could prove to be a real winner for companies that make
a living through the site. Sticking to the domestic market and perhaps sending goods
with a courier to London may be preferable for some businesses, but for those with a desire for
strong growth, selling internationally has got to be a consideration.
"eBay's system, which is due to come into force next month may turn out to be a
fantastic way of showing companies what is possible when you start thinking
Figures released last month by eBay revealed that 45,500 new businesses have set up
shop on the site since September 2009. These businesses have gone on to turnover
about £350m a year and Parcel2Go believes this figure could be even higher if more
firms decide to start exporting.
Richard said: "We'd encourage any individual or business thinking about selling
abroad to make the most of the changes taking place at eBay. With the help of a
specialist delivery organisation such as Parcel2Go, the process can be simple and
this could be kick-start that many small businesses have been looking for following
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Parcel2Go Ltd has been offering its customers the opportunity to organise a courier to Manchester, Monaco, and everywhere in between, for the past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates a cost effective collection and delivery service using couriers such as Parcelforce and City Linkthroughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world.
For further information contact:
Coe House, Coe Street, Bolton, BL3 6BU
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